Monthly Archives: December 2016

Nedaa & Nokia to jointly pursue Dubai’s smart vision via pioneering Innovation & Creativity Lab

Technology incubator to accelerate ‘smart city’ app development, enrich local ‘Internet of Things’ ecosystem. Professional Communication Corporation – Nedaa, a government corporation specializing in the deployment of wireless communications technologies for Dubai, has announced that it has forged a strategic partnership with Finnish multinational ICT giant Nokia to establish an Innovation and Creativity Lab in […]

London Stansted Airport unveils plans for new £130 million arrivals building to transform the passenger experience

London Stansted Airport has unveiled plans for a new £130 million arrivals building to significantly improve the passenger experience. The building is the latest phase in the multi-million pound transformation programme by MAG to support future growth at the airport and attract new passengers and airlines.  Stansted is currently the busiest single terminal airport in […]

Meet GLAdys – Glasgow Airport’s first robot ambassador

Glasgow has proved once again it has an AI for technology with the introduction of GLAdys – the UK’s first humanoid robot airport ambassador. State-of-the-art GLAdys, whose name comes from Glasgow’s International Air Transport Association (IATA) code, will be based in the main departures area and has initially been programmed to entertain passengers of all […]

Dubai Plans to Spend $36 Billion on World’s Biggest Airport

Dubai is planning to spend $35.7 billion to develop its second airport and logistics hub in the south of the city with the emirate likely to rely on debt funding for a significant part of the financing, according to two people with knowledge of the plan. The investments will be made in Dubai World Central […]

Plaza Premium opens three lounges and a hotel at Tom Jobim International in Rio

Hospitality firm Plaza Premium Group has opened three new passenger lounges and an airside hotel in the newly constructed Terminal 2 (T2) facility at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The three Plaza Premium Lounges are located in international departures, domestic departures and arrivals, covering approximately 14,000ft², 10,000ft² and 3,800ft² respectively. With […]

Turkish Airlines awards cargo handling contract to Africa Flight Services (AFS) in Johannesburg

Turkish Airlines has extended its cargo handling agreement in South Africa with Africa Flight Services (AFS), part of Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) global airport services group, with the awarding of a new contract in Johannesburg. AFS, which already provides cargo handling services for the airline in Cape Town, expects to handle more that 2,500 tonnes […]

First phase of T3 renovation unveiled at Phoenix Sky Harbor International

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix City Council in Arizona have officially unveiled the first phase of the modernized Terminal 3 (T3) facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The renovation has provided T3 with a larger consolidated security checkpoint and 31 new common-use ticket counters, enabling greater flexibility among the airlines. […]

The number of Chopin Airport passengers increased by a third in November

1.02 million people had been handled at Chopin Airport in Warsaw in November. That’s 31.5 percent more than last year. For the first time in its history the Warsaw Airport handled more than one million passengers in November. The percentage result was also the highest in the whole year and even broke the record of […]

Pigs Fly at SFO: Airport Welcomes LiLou to the Wag Brigade

First airport therapy pig in the U.S. joins San Francisco SPCA animal assisted therapy team The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has welcomed LiLou, a Juliana-breed pig, to its beloved Wag Brigade team of pets certified by the San Francisco SPCA’s Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program. LiLou is the first known airport therapy pig in […]

Heathrow T2 Plaza Premium Lounge wins 2016 lounge of the year award

Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow, Terminal 2, has been awarded the Priority Pass Global Airport Lounge of the Year Award. Now in its twelfth year, the awards are based on ratings provided by Priority Pass Members and recognize excellence within the world’s largest independent lounge membership program that includes over 1,000 airport lounges, in […]